Gheerkin de Hondt

A note for non-members: During this crisis, we are honored to make our "classic" shows available to any who wishes to listen.

No membership is required. Simply click the "play" button below to listen and enjoy this classic show.

To view more of our classic shows, click here.

Program: #06-42   Air Date: Oct 09, 2006

While born in Delft, this almost-unknown composer spent his formative creative years in Bruges. Among the rarities on this disc are his setting of a mass for St. Cecelia (patron saint of music), and notably the birth date of his famous predecessor at Bruges, Jacob Obrecht.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from a Friend of Millennium of Music.

NOTE: We continue our association with our partners, the Flemish Government Representation at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington, DC, in association with the Belgian Tourist Office in New York. For information on visiting Flanders, please go to:

www.visitbelgium.com/flanders

More general information on Flanders can be found at: www.flanders.be

Gheerkin de Hondt—While born in Delft, this almost-unknown composer spent his formative creative years in Bruges. Among the rarities on this disc are his setting of a mass for St. Cecilia (patron saint of music), and notably the birth date of his famous predecessor at Bruges, Jacob Obrecht.

All of this music (and remarkable research) was on a single disc from the ET'CETERA label, and is CD # KTC 1300.

The performances are by the Egidius Kwartet.

GHEERKIN de HONDT (c. 1510—after 1547):

  • Missa Ceciliam cantate pii

MOTETS:

  • Vox dicentis clama ("A voice said: "Cry out!").
  • Jubilate Deo ("Rejoice in the Lord, every land"--Psalm 100).
  • Inclina Domine ("Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear me"--Psalm 86).
  • Benedicite Dominus ("Bless us, O Lord").

CHANSONS:

  • D'ung parfond cueur ("From the depths of my heart I have called unto Thee"--Psalm 130).
  • A vous me rends ("I give myself up to you").
  • Mon petit cueur ("My little heart is no longer mine").
  • Langueur d'amour ("The pains of love have come upon me").
  • Contre raison ("Without any reason I die of loving you").
  • Je me reprens ("I reproach myself for having loved you").
  • Helas! Malheur ("Alas, o unhappiness").
  • Oncques ne sceu ("I have never been in the graces of she whom I serve so loyally").

Composer Info

GHEERKIN de HONDT (c. 1510--after 1547)

CD Info

CD # KTC 1300

Note: The contact information in this episode may be out-of-date. You can contact us at this current link.

Thank you for listening to this show! If you enjoyed what you heard, click here to become a subscriber.

You’ll support our continuing mission to showcase early music, and you’ll gain access to our vast and unique selection of shows.